Jerry O’Connell is savoring every moment of the time when his twin daughters Charlie and Dolly still “like him.” Jerry’s girls are getting older and soon they’ll be too embarrassed to hang out with dad, and he knows it’s coming soon enough!
Having a birthday around Christmas isn’t always a good thing when you’re a kid! Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell had their twin daughters, Charlie and Dolly, right after Christmas (December 28th to be exact). As a result, the girls have never actually had a birthday party yet, but Rebecca hopes to change that when they turn five this year!
She explains that “gift overload” is to blame for them not throwing a party for the girls. Rebecca shared, “We can’t even get them to open presents on their birthday. They’re like, ‘We’re still sick of presents from Christmas'”.
Rebecca says that as they get bigger and their friends start inviting them for birthday parties, they are now starting to ask about it. “Their birthday gets lost. So, they’re like, ‘Do we have a birthday?’ Because they go to all these birthday parties for everybody else, so I think we owe them a birthday party.”
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“I have two girls. One was always feminine, always [wearing] dresses and very girly and then the other one only wanted to wear pants and t-shirts. But the one who wore pants and t-shirts now wants to wear dresses and they had their first argument over a dress. I know I’m supposed to buy two of everything, but you have to understand, one of my daughters refused to wear dresses until three days ago. I saw a physical altercation. I’ve never seen anything like it. I have a brother. I’m not used to people fighting over clothes. My brother and I lived together for 20 years, we never fought over an article of clothing in our lives. It was crazy; it was like an episode of Bad Girls Club.”
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Celebrity mom Rebecca Romijn graces the cover of next month’s issue of REDBOOK. In the August issue, the actress, former supermodel and mother of twin girls, talks family, aging and changing her last name.
On how she is a team of two (with husband Jerry O’Connell) without a full-time nanny: “We’re each other’s assistants. We pick up each other’s slack. Whoever is less busy helps the busier one: ‘Can you go pick this up for me?’ or ‘Can you book my flight?’ That’s what real life is. Once you start paying somebody else to do the grunt work, who are you?”
On turning 40: “Aging has never been scary to me. I’ve always admired my mom’s lines – she has a beautiful, laughter-filled face. I’ve always thought that was attractive.”
On gaining weight or her body changing while pregnant: “I wasn’t worried – you’ve gotta feather that nest! Afterward, I was nursing for six months. When you’re a new mother, your body doesn’t belong to you for a while. You have to check your vanity at the door.”
On how often she gets called her former name, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos: “Oh my God, it happened to me last night!”
For more from Rebecca, go to www.redbookmag.com/Rebecca and pick up the August issue of REDBOOK, on newsstands July 9th.
Photos by Ruven Afanador for REDBOOK.